YOU-CARE: from preoccupation to participation

Meet the YOU-CARE project addressing eco-anxiety in youth Despite recent breakthroughs, the current and future effects of climate change on mental health remain underappreciated and under-studied. Young people are the most affected, and there is an urgent need to deploy spaces where they can play an active part in researching and grasping the diverse emotions […]

QUEST answer to the European Education Interim Evaluation

The European Education Area today While we welcome the holistic perspective of education the EU has adopted throughout the European Education Area, as well as the spaces created for good practices exchanges at the EU level, we believe more should be done towards the national implementation of the European Education Area. Indeed, Education remains threatened […]

Climate Pact Ambassadors’ Recommendations for the new EU Agenda 2024-2029

Why this document? Six Belgium Climate Pact Ambassadors have gathered their thoughts and recommendations in this document to inspire the EU Commission’s next 2024-2029 agenda, in the hope to see it reflect citizens’ needs, the reduction of inequalities as well as the preservation of natural resources and planetary boundaries as an utmost priority. To this […]

Facing local environmental challenges through children participation : the key to an inclusive green transition

Children, the new sustainable entrepreneurs Today, recurring news about climate change, natural disasters, biodiversity loss or heightened pollution pose a real risk to the well-being of children as they face greater uncertainty towards their future. To answer this challenge, learners’ active participation in finding solutions can make a difference. Participation indeed develops a feeling of […]

Research report: democratic education in schools (executive summary)

Democratic education is an educational philosophy that has existed since the end of the XIX century. It is grounded on two fundamental principles: SELF-DETERMINATION Children making primary decisions regarding their learning experiences, emphasising autonomy. DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY PROCESSES Children learn to articulate their views, collaborate and negotiate agreements through democratic community processes in which each participant […]

Education in nature: the bedrock of our future

Education in nature is the bedrock of the European Union’s inclusive green transition – a green transition that needs to guarantee children’s rights and well-being while recognising education as essential towards its achievement.Without reconnecting children with nature, our common goals to reduce carbon emissions and protect biodiversity are meant to remain limited. Indeed, learning in […]

What is The Green Competences Framework?

GreenComp

The European Sustainability Competence Framework – GreenComp – defines what sustainability is as a competence and how it can be developed through the educational system. The GreenComp places particular attention to the interconnected character of the 12 competence and to the need to embed sustainability skills through the lifelong learning process of an individual. The […]